Mauricio Pochettino is driving Tottenham Hotspur interest in the 21 year old goalkeeper, but the clubs can’t agree on a price. Espanyol want €5m for a deal to go through, and Tottenham have so far offered just €2m, which does seem very on the low side.
However, what does go in the favour of Spurs is the Espanyol purchase of Roberto, a 30 year old goalkeeper. He’s expected to be number one, with the idea being that Pau gradually takes over from him. A place on the Spurs bench is therefore probably more appealing.
Roberto cost €3m, so Espanyol clearly feel that if they’re paying that for him, then €5m is reasonable for a young goalkeeper so highly rated he’s already been in a senior Spain squad.
Marca say Espanyol had been planning for a season with Roberto and Pau, and that situation may well see a ‘radical’ turn. They believe it’s very possible a Spurs move could happen soon, obviously depending on what they’ll pay.